Parker Barber Shavette Review....

Back in April after using my Weishi for about a month, I decided to purchase an all stainless steel Parker Barber Shavette. It's all stainless steel construction is a plus. That means you won't have to worry about it rusting over time with use. This shavette uses a DE or Double Edge blade split in half which means you'll get to sample the various DE or Double Edge blades that are out there which is a really good thing. The price point is extremely low at around $15 to $20 bucks. Most of your quality straight razors and shavettes are 3 times higher than that if not more. Remember you get what you pay for when it comes wet/traditional shaving tools. The finish on this shavette leaves alot to be desired. Some of the edges and corners of this shavette could've and should've been cleaned up a little better than it was before being sent out. The blade is hard to load. To load the blade, you must unfold the shavette. Take the actual blade holder and twist it until you can split the entire arm to expose the blade compartment and then you load the DE blade which was split in half onto the tabs and twist the main arm back into place and the blade is secure and ready to be used. Loading the blade on this shavette takes a little while and is not as easy as some other shavettes such as the Dovo shavette where you simply slide the blade holder out and unfold it. Install the blade onto the tabs and fold it back and reinsert the blade holder back into the shavette. Due to nerve problems, I can't use a folding straight razor or shavette. All in all I'd give it around 3 stars for performance mainly because it takes longer than most other shavettes and traditional straight razors and the price point is low and much more affordable than most shavettes as well as other straight razors that are on the market. As far as the finish and functionality goes, I'd give it 2 stars because it's really hard to load the blade and the finish is terrible. Seeing what I got and experienced, I would NOT buy this razor again.

Proraso Green & The Shield:

Man oh man that shave was excellent. After a nice, hot and relaxing shower, I went with a modern day classic, Proraso Green  which has an i...